Former CIA officer to challenge Trump for presidency with third-party candidacy

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Former Central Intelligence Agency officer Evan McMullin, 40, announced Monday that he will run for president, according to ABC News.

McMullin is expected to run as a third-party conservative as an alternative to GOP nominee Donald Trump.

He initially showed opposition to Donald Trump in late July when the third-party candidate published a tweet bashing the Republican nominee, calling him an “authoritarian.”

McMcullin is the latest in a string of conservatives that have denounced the nominee.

Lezlee Westine, a former aide to President George W. Bush, said Monday that she would support Hillary Clinton, The Washington Post reports. Frank Lavin, political director during the Reagan administration wrote on Sunday that he’d vote for Clinton and former acting CIA director Michael Morell did the same on Friday.

He launched his official website, Evan McMullin for President Monday morning.

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